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Ernie15
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Since the popular thread from 2011 has gone to hell with outdated images, false page redirections and 4 blank pages of deleted posts, I think it's time to start anew for the 2012 community.

I'll start out by posting some strange (but real) sodas I found on Google. You can be the ones to determine whether or not you'd ever try any of them.

http://www.nicegraphics.com/chow/baconfest/syrup.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vYHtyzs8EHo/TlFzwOGlLQI/AAAAAAAAAPI/Jat1mP5hGTE/s1600/milkis_lotte.jpg

http://steveandamysly.tannerworld.com/databank/2006/image_jonessoda_2006_holiday_holidaypack_antacidflavored_review3.jpg

The label on the last one is real, but the flavor is fake. You'll have to learn the Jones way of doing things.

Chips are another favorite when it comes to bizarre flavors.

http://blog.greggman.com/japan/chips-02/american-burger.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dy5n7BPVQgc/TYztnJYUqkI/AAAAAAAARIk/DYnYqOAxDgM/slide_9123_121309_large.jpg

http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it/mint%20mischief%20chips.jpg

http://cmsimg.indystar.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=BG&Date=20120418&Category=LIVING07&ArtNo=120418015&Ref=AR&MaxW=140&Border=0&Weird-flavors-Bacon-shakes-PB-J-vodka-BLT-chips-debut

^ Those BLT chips are actually not too bad.

And, of course, the Canadian classic...

http://fe.blog.images.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/12/Ketchup_Flavored_Chips-645_full.jpg

If you know of any strange flavors or you just happen to find some online, post them here. Pictures are always appreciated.

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Japan also carries this flavor, which is similar to German beverages posted on page 113...


Big whoop. I can mix regular American orange Fanta with classic American Coke and get the same result, and I don't have to go all the way to Japan to do it.

...and "hip-hop" flavor, which is actually just a blend of 5 fruit flavors:


U.S.A. HipHop. What's funny about it is that the flavors they chose aren't in the least bit American....

Representing, in order: apple, peach, apricot, cherry and guava.


Apple juice is pretty American, but those other flavors don't exactly represent the U.S.A. Kern's appears to be one of the only American brands of beverage where those flavors can commonly be found in the form of juice.

http://stingymomma.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/kerns2.jpg

Even Kern's has some flavors I wouldn't necessarily want to buy.

http://www.marsmediafamily.com/sites/default/files/images/pages/Kerns-tomato.jpg

Taste test time. Was it absolutely delicious, or was it a fabulous Fanta failure from France?


It was a fantastic French Fanta flavor frenzy. As far as I can remember. I went to France when I was 8, so the taste isn't exactly fresh in my mind.
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No takers for the Belgian Fanta flavors? Those are the ones I've been eying ever since I took you all on the Fanta World Tour 5 days ago.

Any information on what the "mystery fruit" flavor actually is, or did they do what they did with hip hop and mix a bunch of flavors together?

Japanese Fanta (Japanta?) may not have released that information to the public, but my guess is that they did exactly what you said and just mixed a few things together.

But if you want to make a truly educated guess regarding the true flavor of Mystery Fruit Fanta, why not take a plane over to Tokyo and try it for yourself?

Apple juice is pretty American, but those other flavors don't exactly represent the U.S.A. Kern's appears to be one of the only American brands of beverage where those flavors can commonly be found in the form of juice.

R.W. Knudsen makes juice out of every one of those flavors except for guava, and they're from right here in California. I'd post pictures, but the page is already long enough as it is. You can exercise that Google search bar if you're in need of confirmation that these flavors exist.

Although it should be noted that these flavors are plenty American as juice flavors, the same cannot necessarily be said about all of these flavors as soda flavors. Apricot and guava sodas are particularly unusual, though that's not to say they don't exist altogether...

http://www.sodapopstop.com/images/products/large_664.jpghttp://www.bevindustry.com/ext/resources/August_2012/Joia-flavors_281high.jpg

I put them next to each other to so this page wouldn't be too long. Yes, they look awkward next to each other, and no, I don't need you to tell me that they do.

JOIA, the company behind the apricot-ginger soda, hails from Minneapolis, and Jarritos is a well-known Mexican soda manufacturer.

Even Kern's has some flavors I wouldn't necessarily want to buy.

I'd take Kern's tomato & clam number over Snow's clam juice any day.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WHflL92uWIk/S-LFr7s3jyI/AAAAAAAACkM/VPhKI0-VNwY/s400/clam+juice.JPG

How do you even juice a clam?

It was a fantastic French Fanta flavor frenzy.

Fantabulous.

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This is candy available in Britain (don't know about elsewhere) taking the form of a sweet liquid you lick from a gobstopper. The presentation is what makes it odd though:http://www.zombieshop.co.uk/image/cache/data/Snacks/brain-licker-sour-candy-drink-novelty-500x500.jpg

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How do you even juice a clam?


Clam juice is just clam broth, or the leftover water from steaming clams. Salt is often added for flavor. It really isn't as bad as it sounds, but you still wouldn't be wise to drink it by itself.
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Jarritos is a well-known Mexican soda manufacturer.


Jarritos makes some of the best soda I've ever had. The lime, mandarin, and pineapple flavors are my favorites. I wouldn't call them bizarre, but they do taste different from most American sodas.
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I see I have a lot of catching up to do with all the pages I've missed, but first, I have to bring up something I saw in one of the game ads... Wonka's Peel-A-Pop.

http://simplebeautifullife.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/WONKA%E2%84%A2-Peel-A-Pop%E2%84%A2-Frozen-Dessert-Treats-.jpg

This is not a banana... and it's not string cheese in wax coating either . This is a popsicle! A popsicle with a peelable gummy outer layer! And I thought Fun Dip was a weird idea...

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So it's just ice cream with a Laffy Taffy around it basically? Wonka really is running out of ideas. I had that same thought when they came out with Nerds Rope.

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There's a burrito in my quesadilla.

http://cdn.thedailymeal.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/homepage_promos_image_670/quesaritopoppromo.jpg

Of course, you know that has to be a joke, because everyone knows the quesadilla is not a natural predator of the burrito. Thus, it must be a Quesarito.

Taco Bell just released these on Monday. Possibly also available for breakfast in the future.

http://www.grubgrade.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Breakfast-Quesarito.jpg

This is candy available in Britain (don't know about elsewhere) taking the form of a sweet liquid you lick from a gobstopper. The presentation is what makes it odd though:


That color. I wouldn't mind licking something with a brainy consistency, but who would consider eating anything that shade of grey? Anything grey, for that matter.

Someone went a step further and baked cupcakes with detailed brains atop them.

http://www.emmaraeshalloween.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tumblr_ltxgwcHXJw1qfy3nvo1_500.jpg

Always remember to eat smart, kids, and that's the way to do it.

Wonka's Peel-A-Pop.


I can't tell if this is a terrible idea, or the most brilliant thing to happen to ice cream since they figured out they could put it in a cone. But wouldn't it be easier to just eat the ice cream and the peel altogether?
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The rice in that quesarito looks more like Chipotle rice than Taco Bell rice. I think I smell a rivalry brewing.

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The rice in that quesarito looks more like Chipotle rice than Taco Bell rice. I think I smell a rivalry brewing.


That's no accident. The Quesarito has been a part of Chipotle's secret menu for quite some time. If Taco Bell's Quesarito was too different from Chipotle's, the avid fans would just continue get theirs from Chipotle.

Of course, you can always get an Enchirito for only $1.99.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VaoxVx39akQ/TuZREyWbJgI/AAAAAAAABrs/3ra_cuKShC8/s1600/pdp_enchirito.jpg
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Thus, it must be a Quesarito.


A burrito inside of a quesadilla... it's Tex-Mexception! What will Taco Bell think up next... a burrito that's also an enchilada?!

Of course, you can always get an Enchirito for only $1.99.


...I'm already too late.

I had to check the nutrition facts for both of these fusiorritos. The quesarito tops out at about 650 Calories, at least as far as Taco Bell claims, while the enchirito is only at about 340-400. They both contain about 1400-1500 mg of sodium, the equivalent to about one and a half Big Macs (Calorie count: 550).

All I can be sure is, I definitely will not be eating one of those for breakfast!

I can't tell if this is a terrible idea, or the most brilliant thing to happen to ice cream since they figured out they could put it in a cone.


Looks like a bit of both to me. =)

I always thought these were bizarre...

http://blogs.trb.com/features/consumer/shopping/blog/dippindots.jpg

I still haven't mustered up the courage to actually try them... too weird for me! =P
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They both contain about 1400-1500 mg of sodium, the equivalent to about one and a half Big Macs (Calorie count: 550).


To be fair, as far as burgers go, the Big Mac is a pretty wimpy unit. If you look at any Red Robin burger, you'll find that the sodium count is at least that of the Quesarito if not more, and the calorie count is always higher and sometimes double.

The Quesarito is more comparable to the Whopper in terms of calories. Actually, they're both reported to have 650 calories, so except for the 500mg sodium difference, they're basically the same meal.

Now a Whopper with cheese would be a different story entirely...

I always thought these were bizarre...


What surprises me most is that they're still around, meaning plenty of people must like them enough to keep buying them. I tried them once, and they weren't bad, but they weren't good enough for round two.

They are bizarre, though, there's no denying that. Like the Cheese-Top Burger, someone had to have come up with this idea, and somehow it gained approval for testing. Between placing cheese on top of a hamburger bun and flash freezing ice cream in liquid nitrogen, I don't know which is the more bizarre idea.
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I LOVE Dippin' Dots. As in, if I see them out, (which isn't that often) I buy some. Yum.

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Pop quiz!
Can anyone correctly name this sausage?

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I still haven't mustered up the courage to actually try them... too weird for me! =P


But it's really good. It's like icecream without the brain freeze because it comes in such tiny pieces.

http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s539/papermonkey124/wat_zpscd23ec38.jpg (apologies if this is huge, i'm bad at adjusting size)

In case you can't read that, that says "Basil Seed with Honey Flavor", except my mom told me that those aren't actually basil seeds and she doesn't know how to explain it in English. They're also not fish eggs. At some point during this week I'm going to drink that thing, but not now because I just ate something good and if drinking the thing is going to make me puke I want to not have to deal with the taste of curdled ick.
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